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Wenatchee leaders heading to Mexico

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee, a city with a Latino population of 30 percent, has five sister cities in four countries, none of which are in Latin America. City officials are hoping a trip to central Mexico can change that.

Community Foundation breaks record for giving

WENATCHEE — The Community Foundation of North Central Washington last year set a new record for local grant giving — $459,202 — crushing its old record set just a year earlier by more than 20 percent.

Life saver: Wardell gets friendship, kidney from acquaintance

WENATCHEE — Longtime Wenatchee attorney and former Chelan County Superior Court judge Carol Wardell has a new lease on life, thanks to the kindness of a casual acquaintance who took the extraordinary step of offering to donate a kidney to save Wardell’s life.

Chelan County moves closer to new pot rules

WENATCHEE — Chelan County could have a new set of rules within the next few months that will determine which of the county’s cannabis growers and processors can stay in business and which will have to shut down. 

Rats are unwelcome winter guests

WENATCHEE — The rats are back. Or, perhaps they never left. More concerning, many have moved indoors for the winter.

Free health insurance sign-ups offered

WENATCHEE — Columbia Valley Community Health will host two free events for helping residents who want to sign up for health insurance under the Washington Health Benefit Exchange. Open enrollment for health insurance ends Jan. 31.
Downtown apartment fire

Downtown apartment fire forces evacuations

WENATCHEE — About 15 to 20 downtown apartments at Wenatchee Avenue and First Street were evacuated early Monday morning after an apartment caught fire above Cycle Central bike shop.
Ice carving at Winterfest

Cold-weather carvers

CHELAN — John Hatcher, left, and James Stugart work Saturday on their carving of a Cerberus — the three-headed dog said to guard Hades — at the Lake Chelan Winterfest in Chelan.

30 Under 35 | Next question: Keri Davis

The Wenatchee Valley Business World’s “30 Under 35” program honored young community leaders earlier ​last year​. We tap their thoughts in this Sunday interview series.

Chelan-Douglas Trends: Nonwhites as a share of total population

Racial and ethnic diversity bring many benefits to a community — cultural, educational and economic. In the eyes of some, the share of the nonwhite population serves as a yardstick for the welcome a community offers newcomers. Since the U.S. has witnessed a large jump in immigration over the past 20 years and since native-born, nonwhite fertility rates are higher than whites, the national share of nonwhites has increased.